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Van Buren School District
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Elementary Schools:

City Heights Elementary
King Elementary
Parkview Elementary
Rena Elementary
Tate Elementary
Central Elementary

Middle Schools:

Butterfield Middle School
Northridge Middle School

VBHS Freshman Academy:

Coleman Campus

Senior High School:

Van Buren High School

Our Mission Statement

Van Buren School District will serve the Van Buren Community by providing a learning environment that enables students to attain their full potential and that promotes lifelong learning.


We believe:
  • Everyone can learn
  • Education is learner-centered
  • Education prepares learners for solving real life problems
  • Continual personal and professional growth is vital
  • Technology is essential to education
  • Education can actively link the community
  • Assessment and evaluation are critical steps in the learning process
  • A safe, nurturing and orderly environment is conducive to learning
2221 Pointer Trail E
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-7942

District Administrators

Superintendent: Dr. Merle Dickerson
Deputy Superintendent: Kerry Schneider
Assistant Superintendent: Brian Summerhill Dr. Harry Tommey
Directors: Nancy Robbins - Director of Curriculum and Karen Allen - Director of Federal/State Programs

Principals

Van Buren High School: Eddie Tipton
Butterfield Middle School: Dr. Karen Endel
VBHS Freshman Academy: Lisa Miller
Central Elementary School: Cindy Mizell
Northridge Middle School: Lonnie Mitchell
King Elementary School: Renee Risley
City Heights Elementary School: Mary McCutchen
James R. Tate Elementary School: Robert Childers
Parkview Elementary School: Stacie Wood
Rena Elementary School: Joyce Sanders

District Statistics

Enrollment for 2013-2014: 5786
2008-2009 | 2009-2010 | 2010-2011 | 2011-2012 | 2012-2013
Grade 12: 388
Grade 11: 413
Grade 10: 486
Grade 09: 463
Grade 08: 480
Grade 07: 459
Grade 06: 447
Grade 05: 434
Grade 04: 422
Grade 03: 432
Grade 02: 445
Grade 01: 467
Kindergarten: 450
Pre-K: 0

Student Ethnicity

Student Gender

Meal price status for students

Special Education: 10.7%
Gifted and Talented: 6.34%
ESL: 7.45%


General Information:

State School Report Cards | Accountability | No Child Left Behind
U.S. Department of Education | Arkansas Department of Education

Education Programs:

Activities Program | Adult Education | Child Nutrition | Gifted/Talented
Safety Programs | Special Education |

School Policies & Procedures:

Attendance Zones | Registration | School Choice | Transportation
Health Services/School Nurses
NCA Van Buren School District
2221 Pointer Trail East
Van Buren, AR 72956
479-474-7942

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